Governor Abbott

Governor Abbott takes action to support Uvalde community

The governor directs HHSC to ensure children in Uvalde have access to behavioral health resources

AUSTIN, Texas – On Wednesday, Governor Greg Abbott sent a letter directing Texas Health and Human Services (HHSC) Commissioner Cecile Young. The governor urged Young to use all available resources to ensure every child in the Uvalde community has access…

Governor Abbott announces extension of SNAP food benefits for May

You can apply at YourTexasBenefits.com

AUSTIN, Texas – On Friday, Governor Greg Abbott announced the extension of Emergency SNAP food benefits for the month of May. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission will provide more than $317.9 million in allotments to approximately 1.6 million…

Texas DPS Memorial groundbreaking ceremony takes place in Austin

Governor Abbott delivers remarks at the ceremony

AUSTIN, Texas - Today, Governor Abbott delivered remarks at the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Memorial groundbreaking ceremony in Austin. The governor thanked the members of DPS for their dedication to serving their communities. He also thanked them for…

Governor Abbott announces extension of emergency SNAP benefits for April

Here is how you can apply

AUSTIN, Texas - On Friday, Governor Greg Abbott announced the extension of emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of April 2022. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will provide more than $318 million…

Governor Abbott delivers keynote address at Marine Military Academy dinner

The Governor received the Iwo Jima Leadership Award at the dinner

AUSTIN, Texas - On Wednesday night, Governor Greg Abbott delivered the keynote address at the General H.M. Smith Dinner. The dinner took place at the Marine Military Academy in Harlingen. Governor Abbott also received the Iwo Jima Leadership Award. The…

Governor Abbott urges Texas to monitor weather conditions

Extreme fire danger, severe storms possible in significant portions of the State

AUSTIN, Texas - On Tuesday, Governor Greg Abbott encouraged Texans to monitor weather conditions. Fire danger and severe weather threaten the State of Texas. Extreme fire weather conditions may affect a significant portion of the western half of Texas today…

Governor Abbott directs TDEM to activate additional state resources

Fire weather conditions continue to impact the State of Texas this week

AUSTIN, Texas – On Wednesday, Governor Abbott directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to activate additional state resources as fire weather conditions continue to impact Texas this week. The Texas State Emergency Operations Center (SOC) is also increasing…

Governor Abbott adopts new rules to defund municipalities that defund police

Here is what you need to know about the new rules

AUSTIN, Texas – On March 7, Governor Greg Abbott announced the adoption of new Texas Administrative Code rules by the Office of the Governor's Public Safety Office (PSO). The rules will prevent municipalities from defunding their police forces. The House…

Beto O'Rourke holds campaign in Victoria

Democrat gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke took the stage in Victoria Friday afternoon at the University of Houston-Victoria as part of his 'People of Texas' campaign.

VICTORIA, Texas - Democrat gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke took the stage in Victoria Friday afternoon at the University of Houston-Victoria as part of his 'People of Texas' campaign. O'Rourke focused…

Governor Abbott discusses the fentanyl crisis at The Heritage Foundation's discussion

The governor delivered virtual remarks at "The Fentanyl Crisis: The Mexico-Texas Connection" discussion

AUSTIN, Texas - On Thursday, Governor Abbott delivered virtual remarks at The Heritage Foundation's "The Fentanyl Crisis: The Mexico-Texas Connection" discussion. According to a news release from the Office of the Texas Governor, Governor Abbott stressed the harrowing connection between…

Governor Abbott marks March 13 as statewide Day of Prayer for Ukraine

A special lighting will also take place at the Texas Governor's mansion

AUSTIN, Texas - On Wednesday, Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation announcing Sunday, March 13, 2022 as a Day of Prayer for Ukraine. Governor Abbott also shared that the Texas Governor's Museum will be lit blue and yellow on Saturday,…

One-year anniversary of Operation Lone Star marked on March 4

Governor Abbott highlights previous efforts and efforts he will continue to make

AUSTIN, Texas - On Friday, Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), and the Texas National Guard marked the one-year anniversary of Operation Lone Star (OLS). This operation is an unprecedented, comprehensive mission to address the Texas'…

Governor Abbott sets special election for Texas House District 147

Here are the details

AUSTIN, Texas – On Friday, Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation announcing Saturday, May 7, 2022, as the special election date for the Texas State House of Representatives District 147 seat. The seat was recently vacated by Representative Garnet F.…

'Our hearts are with the family of Deputy Constable Neil Adams'

Governor Abbott releases statement on shooting of San Jacinto County Deputy Constable in Houston

AUSTIN, Texas - On Thursday, Governor Abbott released a statement following the shooting of San Jacinto County Precinct 1 Deputy Constable Neil Adams. Adams was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon while working outside employment in Houston. "Our hearts are with…

Governor Abbott supports Austin Police Department Officers

Here is the Governor's statement

AUSTIN, Texas - On Wednesday, Governor Greg Abbott issued a statement of support for the officers of the Austin Police Department: "Last year, Austin set an all-time record for the number of murders. It comes as no surprise that murders…

'Lives are tragically being lost'

Governor Abbott holds roundtable on crime related to illegal immigration

AUSTIN, Texas - On Friday, Governor Greg Abbott held a roundtable in Conroe on crime related to illegal immigration. Members of law enforcement and families whose loved ones were killed by illegal immigrants joined the Governor. The families shared their…

Governor Abbott sets special election for proposed constitutional amendments

There are two proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot

AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation setting Saturday, May 7, 2022, as the special election day for two proposed constitutional amendments in Texas. You can view the proclamation here. The two proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot…

Governor Abbott held roundtable in Fort Worth on nationwide fentanyl crisis

Here are the details of the discussion that took place on Tuesday

AUSTIN, Texas - On Tuesday, Governor Greg Abbott held a roundtable in Fort Worth on the national fentanyl crisis. Law enforcement and families, who were affected by fentanyl, joined the governor at the roundtable. During the roundtable, Governor Abbott listened…

Governor Abbott releases '2022 Report to the People of Texas'

'Texas shines as a beacon of hope, prosperity, and freedom'

AUSTIN, Texas – On Tuesday, Governor Greg Abbott released his "2022 Report to the People of Texas." He looked back at all that was accomplished by and for the people of Texas over the previous year. The governor also shared…

'The Governor of Texas does not take orders from the President of the United States'

Governor Abbott fights President Biden's National Guard vaccine mandate in federal court

AUSTIN, Texas - On Tuesday, Governor Greg Abbott filed a preliminary injunction motion. The motion urges the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to protect non-federalized members of the Texas National Guard from the Biden's Administration's Covid-19…

Operation Lone Star jail booking facility opens in Jim Hogg County

Governor Abbott releases a statement on the new facility

AUSTIN, Texas -  On Tuesday, Governor Greg Abbott announced that the State of Texas has launched a second Operation Lone Star jail booking facility. Officials will book individuals who are arrested for committing border-related crimes in the surrounding region at…

Governor Abbot provides update on winter weather response

He directs Texans to tdem.texas.gov for a list of state resourses

AUSTIN, Texas - On Friday, Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference to provide an update on the State of Texas' ongoing response to severe winter weather conditions. He noted that the Texas power grid continues to stay reliable and…